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Healthy Choices At Fast Food Restaurants

Hands holding a delicious burger

Sometimes time just dictates the necessity of a quick and easy meal on the go. But let’s take a look at how to eat as healthy as possible when grabbing a meal in a paper sack. For the most part, I am focusing on reducing calories and fat with these suggestions, though sodium can also […]

How to Add Fiber to Your Diet

High fiber foods on wooden table

One of the easiest diet tips that many nutritionists will recommend is to add fiber to your diet. It sounds strange that a diet tip would be to add something to your meals, but it really works. First of All, What Is Fiber? According to FitWatch, fiber is defined as ‘a material produced by plants […]

Healthy Chinese Options

Beef stir-fry with broccoli

Sometimes when we are trying to make healthier food choices, we feel like we have to give up our favorite restaurants. But almost any restaurant has healthier options if you educate yourself ahead of time because sometimes the best choice is not always the obvious one. For example, Chinese food can be a diet destroyer […]

Five Tips to Sticking with Your Diet During the Holidays

Woman with holiday cookies

Even the most iron-willed dieters will tell you that the holidays can be difficult.  There are always so many favorite meals being served, and there are treats everywhere you look it seems.  But as long as you maintain a realistic balance, you should be able to stick with the diet and still enjoy the holiday […]

Three Fabulously Easy Make-Ahead Dinners

Chicken casserole in a crockpot

Outside of being able to hire a personal chef (ah, living the dream), it’s wonderful to know that when you get home at night, dinner is ready to pop into the oven.  I grew up on casseroles, also known as hot dishes, and I still rely on them today.  I like to make my casserole […]

How to cut calories without missing them!

Healthy Sandwich

In addition to adding more fresh fruits and vegetables to my diet, I’ve also been looking for ways to reduce the calorie count without actually missing those calories!  Here are a few quick ways I’ve discovered: Salad dressing – I love creamy dressings; I can’t help it. But I have recently been mixing my own […]

How to Build Healthy but Filling Salads

Woman tossing a salad

Obviously, a salad is healthier than a cheeseburger.  But if you eat nothing but lettuce for lunch, you will probably be hungry (bordering on “hangry”) by mid-afternoon.  The key to a filling salad is protein.  When you add healthy protein to your vegetables, you end up with a meal that will keep you full until […]

Healthy Substitutes for the Foods You Love

Deli sandwich

We all have foods that we love that do not love us back.  Whether that be something that contradicts a lifestyle choice (such as vegetarianism), a dietary restriction (such as gluten intolerance), or you simply want to make healthier choices.  Let’s take a look at some substitutions that can make you feel less deprived! Mexican […]

Three Delicious Pasta Salad Recipes

Pasta salad

With the heat in full swing, very few of us want to stand over a hot stove for dinner, and then sit down to a piping hot meal!  Now granted, in order to accomplish a successful pasta salad, you do have to boil the pasta.  But that is quick and you can easily chill it […]

Four Yummy Vegetarian Brown Bag Lunch Recipes

Woman having sandwich outdoors

When the temperatures and humidity start spiking this time of year, I tend to eat less and to eat lighter choices.  Here are a few of my favorite vegetarian brown-bag lunch recipes that are perfect for the summer! I have mentioned the Caprese salad before, but I do love that option. If I want to […]